Norwegian authorities have confirmed that a dead bat found in a cabin in central Norway was infected with Rabies — the first recorded case on the mainland for almost two hundred years.
Back in June Norwegian black jazz band Shining did a free concert on top of the Trolltunga, one of Norway’s most spectacular tourist sites. They’ve now turned it into an awesome, if vertigo-inducing, rock video.
The Islamist group Abu Sayyaf has published a video of kidnapped Norwegian marina owner Kjartan Sekkingstad, huddled in a jungle in front of machine-gun toting guerrillas holding black Islamic State-style flags.
Six people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old Portuguese man who was shot in Chiasso last week, Ticino cantonal police said on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Italy's Senate voted on Tuesday to relinquish most of its power in a revolutionary move aimed at ending decades of political instability, to the delight of a triumphant Premier Matteo Renzi.
Five Air France workers will appear before court next month over the 'almost lynching' of two Air France execs. But should they really be punished by the law?
Pegida is a reactionary and xenophobic movement. But applying double standards to the group and belittling its followers is only scratching an already infected wound, argues The Local reporter Jörg Luyken.
All attempts to curb free speech are "an attack on human nature", British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie said Tuesday at the start of the world's biggest book fair in Frankfurt.
A French high school pupil shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") has been apprehended and sent for psychiatric evaluation after shooting his teacher with an airgun.
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A new 700 square metre refugee reception zone is set to be put up next to Stockholm's Central Station, as part of nationwide efforts to boost help for new arrivals as winter approaches.
Alitalia said on Tuesday it had lost €80 million euros as a result of a fire at Rome's main airport in May but insisted its recovery plan remained on track after the abrupt departure of its chief executive last month.
Asterix and his friend Obelix tackle the leak of top secret Roman information with a strong dose of humour on Thursday as the hugely-anticipated new opus of their adventures comes out in France and abroad.
Local authorities are looking into the deaths of nine llamas - who were found by a walker in a paddock on Monday in Stockenboi, Carinthia. This comes after three llamas belonging to the same farmer were found dead in early August.
A look at how France shapes up in dozens of global surveys has revealed the country is doing surprisingly well in areas it is often seen as lagging behind.
Spain's government on Tuesday vowed the country would meet its targets for lowering the deficit of its recovering public finances, in the face of scepticism from EU authorities.
Have you ever gotten the feeling that it was wrong to leave your country, even if it was only for studies? Have you felt that your country needs smart and ambitious people like you more than ever before? Ukrainian SI Alum Anna Kryvenda decided to do something about it.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has fiercely denied claims by an Italian newspaper that he dined out on the council's money while serving as the mayor and president of Florence.
Two separate surveys published on Tuesday show that the German public and business community see the positive side of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's push to reform the EU ahead of his 'Brexit' referendum.
Concerns that a cat killer could be on the loose in the town of Skövde in central Sweden are growing after six pets were found dead in the same neighbourhood in just one week.
The Harvard Business Review has just released its global index of the best CEOs. One Germany entry stands out for all the wrong reasons.
France on Tuesday announced a series of deals worth €10 billion ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, during a visit by Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
A new poll finds that Danish Muslims are significantly more religious than a decade ago and more than three fourths of them believe that the Quran’s instructions should be followed completely.
The Madrid-based Uber-style taxi app has secured funding from Japanese behemoth Rakuten to expand Spainish and Latin-American operations.
Spanish judges on Tuesday started questioning Catalan officials charged with breaking the law by holding a vote last year on their contested drive for independence from Spain.
There were severe traffic delays in northern France on Tuesday as fairground entertainers protested by setting up burning blockades at the entrances to several city centres.
UPDATED: Protesters gathered in Stockholm this week to campaign against H&M and Swedish department store Åhlens using women wearing hijabs in recent fashion campaigns. But other Muslims are celebrating their new "role models".
AC Milan have refuted claims that club CEO Adriano Galliani skirted regulations when signing former Parma player Gabriel Paletta.
German auto giant Volkswagen said Tuesday it would slash its annual investment budget by €1 billion for its main VW brand in the wake of the pollution-cheating scandal.
Pablo Isla of Spanish fashion giant Inditex has risen to the rank of third most successful CEO in the world according to the Harvard Business Review.
Italy’s Council of Ministers has voted to ban smoking in cars carrying children and pregnant women.
Three Swedish bosses have landed spots on the top-100 chief executives in the global business world according to a key ranking published on Tuesday.
New figures were released on Tuesday which shed light on the flow of migration to and from France. Here’s a look at how many are leaving, how many are arriving, and the percentage of foreigners in France.
The German defence ministry has suspended orders of new Eurofighter Typhoon jets after finding further flaws in the troubled and expensive warplane.
A policeman shot and injured a suspected burglar in the city of Salzburg on Monday night.
The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP), the most popular political party in Switzerland, is threatening to pull out of the seven-person Swiss government unless it gains two of the seats.
Drivers from ride-booking service Uber held a protest in Paris on Tuesday over their company's decision to reduce passenger fares by 20 percent as a result of competition.
Former Telenor head Jon Fredrik Baksaas has been ranked the seventh best-performing chief executive in the world by the respected Harvard Business Review.
Germany, facing a record migrant influx, will extend temporary border controls until the end of October, with a special focus on the Austrian border, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
The German navy rescued a fisherman who had been stranded in the Baltic Sea for 27 hours, after spotting him by chance while on exercise on Monday.
Tourists who have stolen relics from Pompeii often send back their loot, with some claiming the artefacts are cursed, according to the site's archaeological superintendent Massimo Osanna.
As Spain celebrated its national day on Monday, leftists, including the mayor of Barcelona, protested, calling it a "celebration of a genocide".
After scoring its best-ever result in the Vienna state election and coming in second behind the Social Democrats (SPÖ) the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) can claim the post of deputy mayor - despite the fact that the SPÖ has pledged not to form a coalition with them.
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to make a movie about Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal, after his film company bought the rights to a book on the subject.
A Syrian woman rescued from a sinking boat after her brother called police in Sweden has told The Local of her struggle to build new life in Germany. The two siblings believe the Nordic nation offers a softer landing than its European neighbour.
Former Liverpool footballer Djibril Cissé was one of four people arrested by French police on Tuesday in connection with a plot to blackmail French international Mathieu Valbuena over a possible sex tape.
Lars Rebien Sørsensen's Scandinavian leadership style has propelled him to the absolute top of the global business world.
Norwegian chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has been crowned the world champion in rapid chess once again, after a thrilling three day defence of last year’s title in Berlin.
Amédy Coulibaly the gunman who killed four in a siege at a Jewish supermarket in Paris was sent an email with instructions and advice by an unknown sender, the probe into the January terrorist attacks has revealed.
Looking for somewhere to spend your gap year? The Local explores the wealth of experiences Italy has to offer.
A trial in Switzerland has been adjourned against Hervé Falciani, the former IT worker from the HSBC Private Bank in Geneva who leaked data about thousands of suspected tax evaders.
Two Danish researchers are behind what is being hailed as a major possible breakthrough in the search for a cure for cancer.
Oscar-winning Spanish actor Penelope Cruz is moving behind the camera to direct a documentary on childhood leukaemia.
The canton of Geneva is declaring war on rowdiness and noise in public areas by hiking fines for violators in some cases more than sixfold, law enforcement officials announced on Monday.
Germany's anti-Islam party Pegida stepped up its attacks on Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, slamming her as "the most dangerous woman in Europe" and demanding she resign.
Spain ended Ukraine's hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2016 as Mario Gaspar's solitary goal on his international debut handed the European Champions a 1-0 win in Kiev on Monday.
For Halloween, the home rental website Airbnb is offering brave travellers a night in the sprawling tunnels filled with skulls and bones that is one of Paris's most popular -- and ghoulish -- attractions
Twenty asylum seekers on Monday filed a suit against Berlin's main refugee registration centre for failing to register them promptly so they could get essential benefits including a roof over their heads, a court official said.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was poised for a historic victory on Tuesday as the Senate votes to relinquish most of its power in a revolutionary move to end decades of political instability.
UPDATED: Sweden's second largest university reopened on Tuesday after earlier cancelling all classes over an anonymous threat on social media that raised fears of a mass shooting.
A toddler killed in a clan war which prompted Pope Francis to excommunicate all mafia members was being used as a human shield by his grandfather, Italy's top anti-mafia prosecutor said on Monday.
Italy are chasing a seventh win in 10 Euro 2016 qualifiers when they host Norway in Rome on Tuesday hoping to seal the top spot in their group, their coach Antonio Conte has warned.
Sweden defeated Moldova 2-0 in Euro 2016 Group G qualifying on Monday but it was not enough to guarantee a place at next summer's finals in France after Russia brushed aside Montenegro 2-0 in Moscow.
Economics analyst Mårten Blix outlines how to make sure jobs are not lost when digitalization grows in tech-savvy Sweden and robots take over skilled labour.
A passenger flight heading from Sweden to the United States was hoping to take off again on Tuesday after a suspected faulty coffee maker forced it to touch down in Greenland.
Expat blogger Melanie Haynes has had more recent experience with the Danish health system than she'd like but she says that nation's public hospitals and clinics give better service than private alternatives.